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Two Tidal Habitat Restoration Projects in the Works to Protect Delta Smelt

Environmental agencies on the local, state and federal levels are commending the efforts of two tidal habitat restoration projects in Solano County.

The California Department of Water Resources is aiming to preserve smelt and other fish populations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta by improving food sources and habitat conditions in the Suisun Marsh, specifically by restoring Bradmoor Island and Arnold Slough.

Migratory River Fish Populations Plunge 76% in Past 50 Years

Populations of migratory river fish around the world have plunged by a “catastrophic” 76% since 1970, an analysis has found. The fall was even greater in Europe at 93%, and for some groups of fish, with sturgeon and eel populations both down by more than 90%.